Jan 1, 2013 7:00am PST
: well this new senate report follows white house, specifically president obama for inconsistent statements whether the benghazi assault was a terrorist attack. it faults the pentagon for not having effective evacuation plan in place to rescue two dozen americans including the bam does door and faults the state department failure to act on clear warnings that the u.s. was a target in the benghazi. he was asked about secretary clinton at monday's news conference. >> i just want to say how much secretary clinton is in our prayers this morning and i hope she recovers rapidly from this health problem. she has not only been a great secretary of state and has been our personal friend and has been so long in my case. secretary clinton made it clear she will testify and that you think that's a good idea. i also appreciate her response to what happened in benghazi. >> reporter: before the holiday break there was bipartisan support for clinton's public testimony on the benghazi attack. before this could be any movement on confirming her successor as secretary of state. senator john kerry.
Dec 28, 2012 6:00am PST
running out obviously for a fiscal deal. president obama is though meeting with congressional leaders at the white house today. it's a move that tennessee senator bob corker says feels more like optics than anything else. while several other critics claim lawmakers may actually want to go off the fiscal cliff. and in fact some have said the president wants to go off the fiscal cliff. so, can a deal be reached? juan williams is a fox news political analyst. he joins us live. mary katharine ham, editor-at-large at hotair.com and is a fox news contributor. juan, what do you think about that notion? barrasso was the first one to say it on "fox news sunday" and you were there but others have said it since that the president really does want to go over the cliff so that he can reap the benefits of all of the tax revenues that would be had by everybody's taxes going up? >> i think that is historical revisionism of a very current type. he is already trying to spin this because i think it is clear from the polls that most americans want a deal. they want a compromise. at the moment are
Dec 24, 2012 6:00am PST
out in the world though it is hard to find in washington these days. president obama spending holidays in beautiful hawaii where reports now surfaced where he is looking to strike a smaller fiscal deal that would extend tax cuts for the middle class but not tackling any spending cuts. chief white house correspondent ed henry is live in honolulu with more. ed, for the first time, people like joe lieberman are saying i really think we'll go over the cliff. what do you hear? >> reporter: it's a real possibility, you're right. we're a week out. people on both sides have been talking this thing to death. it might need a christmas miracle at this point to avoid going off the cliff. the president scaled back plan basically would extend unemmoment benefits for two million people who will lose them a week after christmas if there is no deal. he also wants to extend tax cuts for 98% of americans. you heard him talk about that again and again. that level of $250,000 or less. the republicans have not afreed to that on the hill obviously. when you talk to folks like senator lindsey graham,